Nineteenth Century General Fiction. All books first editions and first printings, except as stated.

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ROBERT TEMPLE BOOKSELLERS BIBLIOGRAPHICAL ARCHIVE, File C: Nineteenth Century General Fiction. All books first editions and first printings, except as stated.

BRODIE (Emily). East and west, Or The strolling artist. By Emilie Brodie, Author of "Jean Lindsay," "Norman and Elsie," "The Seagulls' Nest," etc. With Illustrations. London: John F. Shaw and Co., 48, Paternoster Row, E.C., (All Rights reserved.) N.D. [1885]. Short post 8vo; wood-engraved frontispiece on verso of half-title and two full-page illustrations on text-paper, unbacked, but included in the pagination; advertisements for ‘Popular Home Stories By Emily Brodie' (eleven titles, this not being included) on verso of title leaf; 16pp. text-paper advertisements at end; olive green cloth blocked black and ochre, lettered black-cased gilt, and black, on front cover, blocked black, ochre, and gilt, lettered black-cased gilt, gilt, and black, on spine; end-papers printed florally olive green. Covers a little dull and marked, corners of back cover exhibiting stab-holes (apparently from a pair of compasses) with slight consequent fraying of one corner, as also blank corner or margin of four leaves internally; one or two small marks in text. A very good copy only.

Published at 1/6d. Not in Sadleir or Wolff.

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[BRONTE (Charlotte).]. Shirley. A Tale. By Currer Bell, Author of "Jane Eyre." In three volumes. Smith, Elder and Co., 65, Cornhill, 1849. 3 Vols., narrow cr.8vo, bound in one; half-titles not called for; 3pp. integral advertisements at end of volume three; recent full natural calf, tooled black and gilt on sides, spine with five raised bands, tooled gilt in compartments, green lettering piece, dentelles tooled blind; red and green head and tail bands; old marbled edges; recent caramel end-papers. Calf a little pressure marked on sides, but otherwise fine; inscription removed from upper margin of first title, leaving slight thinning; light dusting and marginal embrowning throughout, a little heavier on the first few leaves of volume one, and one or two small marks; in general a very good copy, nonetheless, in a fine although unsigned recent binding executed in an appropriate period style.

Sadleir, 348; Parrish, p.93.

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[BRONTE (Charlotte).]. The professor. A Tale. By Currer Bell. New York, Harper & Brothers, Publishers, 1857. Lge.12mo; binder's blank at front and back; advertisement leaf precedes title-page; 6pp. integral advertisements at end; dark brown vertically ribbed cloth, ruled and blocked blind on sides, ruled, blocked, and lettered gilt on spine; brown and white head and tail bands; end-papers coated yellow. Cloth worn on corners and on lower edges of boards, a little chipped at head and tail bands, and with one minute hole on spine; otherwise a nice copy.

First American edition, bearing the same date as the English edition, and probably published either simultaneously with, or in advance of, it. Differs in minor points of text and punctuation from the English edition, as well as orthographically. Charlotte Bronte's name appears only on the initial advertisement leaf, which is headed ‘The Bronte Novels'.

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BRONTE (Charlotte). The Masterpiece Library. Penny Popular Novels. - XIV. (Edited by W.T. Stead.) Jane Eyre: An autobiography. By Charlotte Brontë (Currer Bell). (Abridged.) London: "Review of Reviews" office. Price one penny. N.D. [?April, 1896]. Sm.double cr.16mo; half-title not called for; 4pp. integral publisher's and commercial advertisements at end; pp.76+iv; pale green wrappers, cut flush, printed in black, the inside and back wrappers bearing commercial advertisements; issued without end-papers. Paper of spine a little chipped, and wrappers embrowned at edges; poor quality paper embrowned throughout; useful ownership inscription, dated April 1896, on upper margin of title-page; otherwise a nice copy. Scarce.

Includes a Preface, presumably by Stead: ‘"Jane Eyre" may indeed be regarded in some way as the forerunner of the sex novel. . . .' etc. First edition thus.

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[BROOKE (E.).]. Transition: A Novel By the author of "A Superfluous Woman". William Heinemann, 1895. Advertisement leaf and conjugate half-title precede title page; integral advertisement leaf, followed by 16pp. publisher's inserted advertisements at end; pp.[iv]+330+[ii]; diagonally fine-ribbed brown cloth, blocked with publisher's monogram within ruled circle, black, on back cover, blocked black and metallic blue on front cover, lettered gilt on front cover and spine; top- and fore- edges uncut, lower-edges rough trimmed. Very light foxing of edges, end-papers, first two leaves of prelims., and last page of terminal advertisements; otherwise a very fine bright copy.

Not in Sadleir; Wolff, 833.

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BROOKE (Magdalen). [By] Magdalen Brooke: The Story Of Eleanor Lambert. T. Fisher Unwin, 1891. 12mo; printer's imprint on verso of last leaf of text; final leaf blank; pp.[iv]+165+[iii]; glazed unbleached linen, ruled on sides and spine, blocked with publisher's monogram on back cover, lettered on front cover and up spine, all dark blue; t.e.g., others uncut. Virtually fine copy.

Issued as Volume 2 of the Pseudonym Library, and published simultaneously in cloth, as here, at 2/- and in wrappers at 1/6d. The cloth issue is apparently secondary - or, at least, an afterthought on the part of Unwins - the series advertisement (for the first three volumes) on the verso of the half-title mentioning the series only as published in wrappers. Not in Sadleir, or Wolff.

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BROOKS (E.S.). Chivalric days: Stories of courtesy and courage In the olden times. Illustrated by Gordon Browne, E. Blair Leighton, & R.B. Birch. Blackie & Son, 49 & 50 Old Bailey, 1888. Blank before half-title; leaf bearing illustration at end; frontispiece, and seven plates; other illustrations on text-paper, some aranged as plates but included in the pagination; publisher's inserted 32pp. catalogue at end; scarlet cloth, ruled and blocked black and gilt, blocked black, white, and gilt, lettered gilt, on front cover, ruled black, blocked black, white and gilt, lettered gilt, on spine; end-papers faced light grey. Virtually fine copy.

Brooks was American, but this title is not in Wright though it is not more obviously juvenile than his later historical romances, which Wright does give. Nield, 4th edition Supplement, p.242. The plates are listed as illustrations for pp.66, 74, 109, 111, 145, 189, and 267, and here either face those pages or the preceding ones.

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BROOKS (Shirley) and REACH (Angus B.). A story With A vengeance; Or, How many Joints may go to a Tale. Inscribed to the greater number of railway travellers, And dedicated to the rest. By Angus B. Reach and Shirley Brooks. With a steel-engraving by John Leech, And ten cuts by Smyth . London: 227 Strand [i.e., Office of the Illustrated London Library,] N.D. [1852]. Sm.cr.8vo; half-title not called for; steel engraved frontispiece with tissue guard, on plate paper; woodcut vignette on title-page, and nine in text, incorporating the initial letter of each chapter, all engraved by Smyth after designs signed, if at all, C.K.; integral blank, followed by publisher's inserted 32pp. Catalogue dated 1852, at end; horizontally fine-ribbed, limp, dark rich brown, cloth, cut flush, ruled and elaborately blocked blind on sides, lettered gilt (from type) on front cover; end-papers coated pale yellow. End-papers very slightly cracking; frontispiece lightly foxed; otherwise a very nice copy of a fragile book. Rare thus.

Not in Sadleir; Wolff, 5701, listing only a rebound copy, which did not have the final blank or catalogue, and may have dated from 1853. Wolff gives the paging of his copy as ‘(ii)+(iv)+90'. If the initial ‘(ii)' given by Wolff is the "frontispiece . . . not included in collation" - his paging, as far as it goes, agrees with ours. Wolff voices the supposition, however, that three leaves of integral advertisements were missing at the end of his copy. Our copy collates [A]2, B-F8, G4, H2, p.89 bearing the signature ‘H', suggesting at most the probability of one further leaf - in our copy a blank - completing the volume as six 8vo sheets, [A] and H having been printed as one half sheet, probably conjugate with gathering G. We can only assume that in the Wolff copy p.89 bore no signature mark, leading him to suppose (as may have been the case) that this leaf was printed as part of signature G, conjugate with G4. If this were so, and the frontispiece were on text-paper as he implies, his was the later printing.

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BROOKS (Shirley). The Gordian knot: A Story of Good and of Evil. With illustrations by John Tenniel. Richard Bentley, 1860. Twenty-one plates on tinted paper (ex twenty-two); half-title not called for; one volume bound in two, half-calf, marbled sides. Bindings worn; some dusting, but an excellent working copy of a difficult title.

Bound up from the parts. Not in Sadleir, and so presumably absent from the Bentley file. This copy is without the List of Illustrations, which was absent also from some copies we have seen in publisher's cloth, though present in another copy we have had that was bound up from the parts. When this list is found, it is printed upon paper of a slightly different quality from the text paper, and was therefore possibly issued as an afterthought. A delightfully written, witty book, by an author now undeservedly forgotten. Forrest Reid, ‘Illustrators,' pp.26-7, comments with great enthusiasm on Tenniel's illustrations, ranking them even higher than those for ‘Lalla Rookh'.

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BROOKS (Shirley). The Gordian knot: A Story of Good and of Evil. With illustrations by John Tenniel. Richard Bentley, 1860. Frontispiece and twenty-one plates on tinted paper; half-title not called for; pp.viii+[ii (List of Illustrations)]+376; rich brown bead grain cloth, ruled and blocked blind on sides, blocked gilt, lettered brown through gilt, on front cover and spine, ruled and lettered gilt on spine; t.e. uncut, fore- and lower- edges rough-trimmed; pale yellow end-papers. Inner hinges strengthened almost invisibly with matching paper; some plates with marginal foxing; otherwise a virtually fine copy.

Not in Sadleir, and so presumably absent from the Bentley file; Woolf, 837, recording a later issue in green morocco cloth, bound up from stripped parts. The covers were designed by John Leighton. This copy has the List of Illustrations, which is printed upon paper of a slightly different quality from the text paper, and was therefore possibly issued as an afterthought. The book was originally published in parts, and we have seen it in that state with and without the List of Illustrations; we have also seen it in light crimson bead grain cloth, without the list, and in green morocco cloth, without the list, all the cloth copies being similarly blocked. In our experience morocco cloth tended to be used as a cheaper expedient than cloths of other patterns, and therefore seldom designates first issues where any variants are found. The bead grain variants may thus be reckoned to have precedence, and in our opinion copies of the issue in book form, not bound from the parts, that have the List of Illustrations, may be reckoned as primary, the probable sequence of issue being: 1. parts copies without the List; 2. parts copies with the List; 3. bead grain cloth copies, not bound from the parts, with the List; 4. bead grain cloth copies, not bound from the parts, without the List (which was possibly printed short, or by carelessness not included - this being more likely to have happened with repeat than with initial binding orders); 5. morocco cloth copies, not bound from the parts, without the List; 6. morocco cloth copies bound up from stripped parts, with or without the List. A delightfully written, witty book, by an author now undeservedly forgotten. Forrest Reid, ‘Illustrators,' pp.26-7, comments with great enthusiasm on Tenniel's illustrations, ranking them even higher than those for ‘Lalla Rookh'.

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BROOKS (Shirley). The Gordian knot: A Story of Good and of Evil. With illustrations by John Tenniel. Richard Bentley, 1860. Frontispiece and twenty-one plates on tinted paper; half-title not called for; pp.viii+376; light crimson bead grain cloth, ruled and blocked blind on sides, blocked gilt, lettered light crimson through gilt, on front cover and spine, ruled and lettered gilt on spine; t.e. uncut, fore- and lower- edges rough-trimmed; pale yellow coated end-papers; binder's ticket of Westleys on back pastedown. Cloth neatly restored at head of spine; some rubbing of gilt; dampstain on front cover, with some loss of gilt; corresponding faint staining of end-papers, carrying through onto verso of frontispiece; slight cracking of end-papers; otherwise a very nice copy.

Not in Sadleir, and so presumably absent from the Bentley file; Woolf, 837, recording a later issue in green morocco cloth, bound up from stripped parts. The covers were designed by John Leighton. The probable second issue in book form. This copy is without the list of illustrations, which, when present, is printed upon paper of a slightly different quality from the text paper, and was therefore possibly issued as an afterthought. The book was originally published in parts, and we have seen it in that state with and without the list of illustrations; we have also seen it in brown bead grain cloth, with the list, and in green morocco cloth, without the list, all the cloth copies being similarly blocked. A delightfully written, witty book, by an author now undeservedly forgotten. Forrest Reid, ‘Illustrators,' pp.26-7, comments with great enthusiasm on Tenniel's illustrations, ranking them even higher than those for ‘Lalla Rookh'.

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BROOKS (Shirley). The Gordian knot: A Story of Good and of Evil. With illustrations by John Tenniel. Richard Bentley, 1860. Frontispiece with tissue guard, and twenty-one plates on tinted paper; half-title not called for; pp.viii+376; green morocco cloth, ruled and blocked blind on sides, blocked gilt, lettered green through gilt, on front cover and spine, ruled and lettered gilt on spine; t.e. uncut, fore- and lower- edges rough-trimmed; pale yellow end-papers. Inner hinges strengthened with matching paper; some plates and facing leaves with marginal foxing; otherwise a virtually fine copy.

Not in Sadleir, and so presumably absent from the Bentley file; Woolf, 837, recording a later issue in green morocco cloth, bound up from stripped parts. The covers were designed by John Leighton. The probable third issue in book form. This copy is without the List of Illustrations, which is printed upon paper of a slightly different quality from the text paper, and was therefore possibly issued as an afterthought. The book has also been recorded in brown bead grain cloth, with the List, and in light crimson bead grain cloth, without the List. In our experience morocco cloth tended to be used as a cheaper expedient than cloths of other patterns, and therefore seldom designates first issues where any variants are found. A delightfully written, witty book, by an author now undeservedly forgotten. Forrest Reid, ‘Illustrators,' pp.26-7, comments with great enthusiasm on Tenniel's illustrations, ranking them even higher than those for ‘Lalla Rookh'.

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BROOKS (Shirley). Sooner or later. With illustrations by G. Du Maurier. Bradbury, Evans, & Co., 11, Bouverie St., E.C., 1868. 2 Vols., demy 8vo; integral advertisement leaf precedes half-title in volume one; wood-engraved frontispiece and conjugate vignette title-page in each volume; seven plates in volume one, six in volume two; bright purple patterned sand grain cloth, elaborately blocked blind and gilt on front cover, ruled and blocked blind on back cover, elaborately blocked, ruled and lettered, gilt, on spine; t.e. uncut, others rough trimmed; end-papers coated pale yellow. Spines slightly faded; otherwise a very nice copy.

This title not in Sadleir; Wolff, 840, listing an otherwise similar copy in royal blue cloth..

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BROWN (Charles Brockden). Edgar Huntly; Or, The sleep walker. Henry Colburn and Richard Bentley, 1831. Final blank; bound up without the half-title; modern cloth, leather spine label. Fine copy.

Issued as no.10 of Bentley's Standard Novels. As issued, the book contained also the last leaves of Schiller's ‘The Ghost Seer' begun at the end of volume 9. These here have been discarded. The work was first published in 1799. Sadleir 3743a/10.

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[BROWN (Colin Rae).]. The Beggar's benison: Or, A hero, without a name; but with An aim. A Clydesdale story. Illustrated by upwards of 300 amateur pen and ink Sketches. In Two Volumes. Cassell, Petter, & Galpin, London and New York, 1866. Pp.[4]+[viii]+300; [4]+[vi]+306; claret morocco cloth, ruled and blocked blind on sides and spine, blocked gilt, lettered gilt and claret-through-gilt, on spine; t.e. uncut; end-papers coated pale yellow. Slight fading of spines; first and last few leaves a little foxed and marked; in general a nice copy.

Not in Sadleir; Sutherland, p.436; Cohn, 558; Wolff, 876, noting an alternative attribution of the work to George Mills. Whoever wrote it, it is a readable and not uninteresting look at low-life in Glasgow in the early years of the nineteenth century. Otherwise similar copies are also sometimes seen both in green and blue cloth: precedence, if any, unknown. Four of the illustrations are normally attributed to George Cruikshank, but Cohn suggests that his involement may have been somewhat greater than that.

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BROWN (Vincent). My Brother. London, John Lane, The Bodley Head; Chicago, Rand McNally & Co., 1896. Sq.16mo in half-sheets; illustrated title-page by Aubrey Beardsley; publisher's inserted 16pp. Catalogue at end, on slightly thinner paper, dated 1896; pp.iv+176; natural art-linen over thin boards, blocked in brown on sides and spine with designs by Beardsley, lettered brown on spine; end-papers printed in olive green with double-page illustrations, also by Beardsley, differing at front and back, in series style; a.e. uncut. Cloth of spine a little darkened, and restored at head and tail with matching cloth, without loss to the design; otherwise a virtually fine copy.

Issued as the fourth and final volume in ‘The Pierrot's Library'. A fifth volume advertised on the verso of the half-title and as ‘In preparation' in the Catalogue was published in 1897, but not as part of the series, which by that time had been abandoned. The author's first book. Not in Sadleir, Wolff, or the Catalogue of the James G. Nelson Library; COPAC records only the British Library, Oxford, Cambridge, National Library of Scotland, and Trinity College Dublin copies.

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BROWN (Vincent). The romance of a Ritualist. John Lane: the Bodley Head, London and New York, 1898. Pp.339+[i (advertisements)]; light blue buckram ruled and lettered cream on front cover and spine; fore- and lower- edges uncut. Neat restoration to cloth at head of spine; slight fading to cloth at top edge of front board; front end-papers renewed at an early date; prelims. and last few leaves foxed; otherwise a nice copy.

Somewhat melodramatic religious love story. In this copy p.308, l.13, has the reading ‘thurst' for ‘thrust': state or issue significance (if any) unknown. Not in Sadleir or Wolff.

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BRUCE (Eliza). The Village And The vicarage; Or Rural sketches. Printed for Thomas Tegg, 73, Cheapside, 1840. 12mo, in half sheets; pp.iv (half-title and Contents leaves)+174+[ii (integral advertisements)]; steel-engraved frontispiece and conjugate title-page, on plate paper; numerous wood-engraved illustrations in text; integral advertisement leaf followed by inserted leaf of William Tegg advertisements at end; vertically fine ribbed dark puce cloth, ruled and blocked blind on sides, lettered gilt on front cover, blocked and lettered gilt on spine; a.e.g.; end-papers coated yellow. Fine.



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[BRUNTON (Mary).]. Discipline: A novel. By the author of "Self-control." Edinburgh: Printed by George Ramsay & Co. For Manners and Miller, 1814. 3 Vols.; each volume with half-title and fly-title; advertisement leaf follows Preface in volume one; final leaf in volumes one and two a single inset; pp.[xii]+290; [iv]+306; [iv]+292; contemporary half-calf gilt, drab paper sides. Paper of sides a little chipped and peeling; half-title, title, and last two leaves in each volume lightly stained at outer corners from the turnovers of the calf, end-papers and binder's blanks more so; otherwise a very nice copy.

Not in Sadleir; Block, p.29.

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BRUNTON (Mary). Emmeline. With Some other pieces. To which is prefixed A memoir of her life, Including some extracts From her correspondence. Edinburgh: Printed for Manners and Miller, 1819. Half-title; mezzotint frontispiece engraved by Henry Meyer after W.I. Thomson, with tissue guard; fly-title to each part; pp.[4]+[i-cxxii]+[1-196]; contemporary full calf, blind and gilt, sprinkled edges. Spine and edges of covers rubbed, external joints cracked; fine internally.

Not in Sadleir. The lengthy memoir is by Alexander Brunton. Besides the title story and the letters, the volume includes selections from Mrs. Brunton's Journal, and ‘Helps to Devotion Selected from the Holy Scriptures.'

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BRUNTON (Mary). Self-control: A novel. Henry Colburn and Richard Bentley, New Burlington Street; Bell and Bradfute, Edinburgh; And Cumming, Dublin, 1832. F'cap 8vo; half/series title, steel-engraved frontispiece and vignette title-page with tissue guard, precede letterpress title-page; pp.[2]+vi+500; burgundy fine glazed linen, black spine labels printed in gold; a.e. uncut. Slight fading of cloth, and one label rather chipped, but in general a nice copy.

Issued as No.XV. in the Standard Novels series. The correct first state of text, bearing Colburn's name as joint publisher (he was bought out by Bentley three months after the issue of this volume), and the date 1832 on the title-page; and in the earliest binding. Sadleir, 3734a/15. This novel was originally published in two volumes in 1811.

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BRYANT (Emily M.). Kittie Lonsdale And Some Rumsby folk. Charles H. Kelly, 2, Castle St., City Road; and 26, Paternoster Row, E.C., 1898. 4pp. integral advertisements at end; pp.372+[iv]; bevelled mottled light and dark streaked marina blue fine weave cloth, ruled, lettered, and blocked with publisher's monogram, gilt, on spine; t.e.g., fore-edges uncut; cream laid end-papers. Virtually fine copy.

Not in Sadleir or Wolff.

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BRYANT (Emily M.). Kittie Lonsdale And Some Rumsby folk. Charles H. Kelly, 2, Castle St., City Road; and 26, Paternoster Row, E.C., 1898. 4pp. integral advertisements at end; pp.372+[iv]; bevelled mottled light and dark streaked marina blue fine weave cloth, ruled, lettered, and blocked with publisher's monogram, gilt, on spine; t.e.g., fore-edges uncut; cream laid end-papers. Slight fading of covers; poor quality end-papers embrowned, with offsetting; neat inscription on front end-paper; back end-papers and advertisement leaves foxed; otherwise a nice copy.

Not in Sadleir or Wolff.

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BRYANT (Marguerite). Morton Verlost. Adam and Charles Black, 1895. Integral advertisement leaf at end; pp.viii+382+[ii]; vertically fine ribbed dark blue cloth, blocked silver, lettered gilt, on front cover and spine; a.e. uncut. Slight foxing of edges, otherwise a fine copy.

Set in the West Indies. Not in Sadleir; this title not in Wolff.

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BUCHAN (John). John Burnet of Barns: A Romance. John Lane, 1898. Vertically-ribbed dark jade-green cloth blocked and lettered on spine and front cover pale green; a.e. uncut; 12pp. publisher's catalogue at end, dated 1898. Spine browned, otherwise a very nice copy.

The publisher's catalogue lists this volume as ‘In preparation'.

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BUCHAN (John). Grey Weather. Moorland Tales of My Own People. John Lane: The Bodley Head, 1899. Vertically-ribbed dark jade-green cloth blocked and lettered on spine and front cover pale green; a.e. uncut. Spine faded and slightly worn at head, otherwise a nice copy.



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BUCHAN (John). A lost lady of Old years. A Romance. John Lane: The Bodley Head, 1899. Imprint leaf, followed by leaf of inserted advertisements for Buchan's works, at end; vertically-ribbed dark jade-green cloth blocked and lettered on spine and front cover pale green; a.e. uncut. Spine faded and worn at head and tail; corners slightly worn; a ver good copy.



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BUCHAN (John). The Half-Hearted. Isbister & Co. Ltd., 15 & 16 Tavistock Street, Covent Garden, 1900. Pp.375+[i (blank)]; diagonally fine ribbed lime green cloth lettered within ruled box gilt on front cover, lettered and with ruled box gilt on spine. Gilt of spine very oxydised; slight cracking of front end-papers; otherwise a nice copy.

Not in Sadleir; this title not in Wolff. A very scarce title from a small, and failing, publisher.

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BUCHANAN (Robert). Love me for ever: A Romance. With a frontispiece by P. Macnab. London, Chatto and Windus, Piccadilly, 1883. (All rights reserved). Half-title with series advertisements on verso; process engraved frontispiece; pp.vi+273+[i (blank)]; publisher's inserted 32pp. catalogue at end, dated December 1882; royal blue buckram ruled blind on back cover, ruled, blocked, and lettered black on front cover, ruled and blocked black, blocked with publisher's device and lettered gilt, lettered royal blue through gilt, on spine; top- and fore- edges uncut, lower-edges rough-trimmed; end-papers printed florally pale brown. Spine a trifle darkened, with barely visible wear to cloth at extreme tail; very slight foxing of prelims.; label removed from back free end-paper with consequent rubbing or fading of the design, and insignificant repair; in general effect a nice copy, the text virtually fine.

Though it is not mentioned in the Catalogue, issued in December 1882 and dated ahead. A volume in The Piccadilly Novels series, bound in standard style, and a rare example of the publication of a first edition in this series, the 3/6d cloth issue of which was normally the first stop of a multi-decker on its way to becoming a yellowback. The present title was evidently either considered too short to make two volumes, or else unsuitable for the circulating libraries, whilst it was thought it would benefit from series status. The author's sixth novel, now scarce. CBEL, III, p.334, giving the date as here; the English Catalogue of Books records the actual year of issue.

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BUCHANAN (Robert). Diana's Hunting. T. Fisher Unwin, 1895. 12mo; leaf bearing signature mark ‘B' and publisher's large woodcut device on recto, blank on verso, precedes half-title; 10pp. publisher's integral advertisements at end; pp.253+[i (blank)]+[10]; crimson buckram, ruled black and yellow, lettered black, on front cover and spine, blocked with an art nouveau design of poppies in black, yellow, and green against an orange brick wall on front cover, with an art nouveau design of poppies in black, yellow, and green on spine, in series style. Enamel on front cover very slightly rubbed; two or three leaves opened a little roughly, and two blank corners turned, due to an original trimming fault; otherwise a nice copy.

Issued as the third volume in Unwin's ‘Half-Crown Series' (the first volume of which is ‘A Gender in Satin' by Rita), this fact being stated only later, in advertisements, though the volume is here bound in standard series style. The cover design varies between volumes in respect of the colours used. Not in Sadleir or Wolff.

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BUCHANAN (Robert). [The author's autograph.] A Marriage by Capture: A romance of to-day. By Robert Buchanan. London, T. Fisher Unwin, 1896. Narrow f'cap 8vo; advertisement leaf precedes half/series title; historiated initials to the chapters; pp.208; unbleached glazed linen, blocked with publisher's monogram device dark blue on back cover, blocked dark blue on sides and spine, lettered dark blue on front cover and spine; t.e.g. Light marking of covers and slight foxing of prelims., but a virtually fine copy.

Issued as volume 15 of Unwin's ‘The Autonym Library', the advertisement leaf listing the first fourteen titles only of this series and fifty-one of ‘The Pseudonym Library'. The cloth issue, published at 2/-; also issued in wrappers at 1/6. Sadleir, 3427, a series entry only; this title not in Wolff.

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BUCHANAN (Robert). Andromeda: An idyll of the great river. London, Chatto & Windus, 1900. Advertisement leaf precedes half-title; title-page printed in red and black; leaf blank but for publisher's woodcut device on recto, followed by publisher's inserted 32pp. Catalogue at end, dated Jan.1900, not including this title; pp.[2]+vi+413+[i (blank)]+[ii]; yellow buckram, blocked and with designer's monogram ‘HPM' dark green, lettered white, on front cover, lettered gilt on spine; t.e.g., others uncut. Gilt fading on spine, and covers generally a little marked and rubbed; front end-papers slightly cracking; text nice. A scarce title.

This title not in Sadleir or Wolff.

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BULFIN (William. (Che Buono).). Tales of the pampas. T. Fisher Unwin, 1900. 8pp. integral publisher's and trade advertisements at end; pale yellow coarse buckram, blocked black, lettered red, on spine and front cover; front end-papers printed with publisher's note in black. Covers dusty, otherwise a very nice copy.

The first issue binding. Though not integral, the front end-papers are accounted for in the pagination. Issued as volume X in ‘The Overseas Library'.

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BULLER (Henry F.). Kingsmead. In three volumes. Hurst and Blackett, Limited, 13, Great Marlborough Street, 1893. 3 Vols.; pp.[iv]+328; [iv]+332; [iv]+344; pale brown morocco cloth, blocked and lettered black on front cover, blocked black, lettered gilt on spine; t.e. uncut, fore-edges rough trimmed; end-papers coated pale grey-green. Covers rather marked and faded, and gilt badly rubbed on one spine; a very little scattered light foxing; otherwise nice.

Not in Sadleir or Wolff.

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BULWER-LYTTON (Robert, First Earl of Lytton). Baldine And other Tales By Karl Erdmann Edler. Translated from the German by The Earl of Lytton. In Two Volumes. Richard Bentley and Son, 1886. Titles printed in red and black; fly-title to each of the three stories; diagonally fine-ribbed Cambridge blue cloth, blocked with publisher's device blind on back cover, armorially blocked within a black border on front cover, ruled black, lettered gilt, on spine; t.e. uncut; end-papers coated brown. Covers somewhat used and worn; end-papers split; text nice. Scarce.

Includes a long introduction by the translator. Not in Sadleir or Wolff.

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[BUNBURY (Selina).]. The Abbey of Innismoyle: A story of another century. By the author of "Early Recollections," "A Visit to my Birth-Place," &c. Dublin: William Curry, Jun. and Co., 9, Upper Sackville-street, 1828. 12mo, gathered alternately in sheets and half-sheets; steel engraved frontispiece, drawn and engraved by Kirkwood & Son; final leaf integral advertisements; pink fine glazed linen, paper spine label; a.e. uncut. Cloth worn; unobtrusive ownership inscriptions dated August 29 1828, on upper margin of half-title and title pages; otherwise a nice copy.

Not in CBEL. Block, recording the volume only as mentioned in ‘Ireland in Fiction', gives the date as 1829. The British Library Catalogue confirms 1829 as the date of the second edition, but does not list the first.

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[BUNBURY (Selina).]. Tales of My Country. Dublin: William Curry, Jun. and Company, 1833. No half-title called for; pp.[x] (paged [vii])+[302]; f'cap 8vo. Small faint mark on title-page and last leaf of text, otherwise a fine copy. BOUND WITH: BRITTAINE (The Rev. George). Mothers and Sons. By the Author of "Hyacinth O'Gara," &c. Dublin: Richard Moore Tims, 1833. Half-title not called for; pp.[298]; 12mo. Very nice copy. Contemporary half dark green calf, raised bands, ruled gilt, panels tooled blind, red label, green cloth sides. A very little slight rubbing of leather, otherwise very nice. Two works in one volume.

In the first work, the title-page is a single inset, but this is apparently correct since the third leaf is signed A3; B5 is a cancel.

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BUNBURY (Selina). Coombe Abbey. An Historical Tale Of The reign of James the First. With numerous illustrations engraved on wood. Dublin: William Curry, Junr. and Company, 1843. Demy 8vo; half-title; steel-engraved frontispiece and letterpress title, both on plate paper; numerous wood-engraved illustrations in the text; pp.xvi (mis-paged xv)+[592]; publisher's vertically-ribbed light olive brown cloth, blocked blind on sides, blocked and lettered gilt on spine; t.e. uncut, others rough-trimmed; white end-papers. Rebacked, preserving the original slightly chipped backstrip, and with new free end-papers; half-title creased; frontispiece and title-page a little stained and fingered; scattered marks and stains and a little very light fingering of margins throughout; in general, nonetheless, a very good copy of a scarce book.

Originally issued stabbed in twelve parts, in white paper wrappers printed on the front wrapper with a wood-engraving by J.C. Robinson. This engraving does not appear in the text, and hence should not be present in the book issue. In the present copy, however, which has been bound up from the parts in a publisher's case, it has been added, laid-on to the front paste-down. The frontispiece by G.F. Sargent is reproduced by ‘H. Griffiths patent process on steel', the effect of which is rather like collotype. It is apparently a steel version of mezzotint, using a very fine rocker. Selina Bunbury's Introductory Epistle, dated "Dublin, February, 1843" comments on the fact that the book is being printed and published in Dublin "in a style that would not disgrace the first houses of London, embellished chiefly by Dublin artists", and looks forward to a revivification of Irish culture. Not in Sadleir, or Summers; Wolff, 974, recording a finely bound copy in which the frontispiece has been "tinted"; the London Library possesses a, presumably later, copy that is undated.

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BUNBURY (Selina). Evenings In The Pyrenees; Comprising The stories Of Wanderers from many lands. Edited and arranged by Selina Bunbury. Joseph Masters, 1845. 12mo; advertisement leaf before half-title; ‘glyphographic' frontispiece after McGahey with tissue guard, nine plates, and five illustrations on text-paper, after Jones, Oliver, Anelay, and Hulme; pp.[xxiv]+307+[i (blank)]; dark green bead grain cloth, ruled and blocked blind on sides, blocked and lettered gilt on front cover, ruled, lettered, and very elaborately blocked gilt on spine; a.e.g.; end-papers coated buff. Lengthy Victorian inscription on front paste-down; some foxing of plates, mostly very slight and confined to margins; otherwise a very fine bright copy of a striking book.

Not in Sadleir; this title not in Wolff; Block, p.29. According to a printed note "The engravings in this work are executed by Mr. Edward Palmer's Patent Glyphographic Process." Includes stories set in the Pyrenees, Sweden, Italy, Brittany, France, and, inevitably, Ireland.

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BUNBURY (Selina). Lady Flora; Or The events of a winter in Sweden, And A summer in Rome, In the years 1846 and 1847. By Selina Bunbury, Author of "Life in Sweden," "Coombe Abbey," "Our Own Story," "Rides in the Pyrenees," A Visit to my Birth-Place," &c., &c. Vol. I [II]. London: T. Cautley Newby, Publisher, 30, Welbeck Street, Cavendish Square, 1870. 2 Vols. bound in one, as issued; half-titles not called for; steel-engraved portrait frontispiece to volume one, with tissue guard; separate fly-title to second part, reading "Part II. [rule] The events Of A summer in Rome, in the year 1847. [epigraph]" forming pp.47/8 of volume two; pp.[2]+[iv.]+332; [ii]+343+[i (blank)]; publisher's bright purple sand-grain cloth, ruled and blocked blind on back cover, ruled, lettered, and elaborately blocked gilt on front cover and spine; a.e.g.; end-papers coated pale yellow. Neat restorations to cloth at head and tail of spine, and cloth of spine toned to reddish pink; large corners of two leaves in volume two folded in before binding, leaving an extra margin of leaf at fore- and lower- edges; otherwise a fine copy. Very scarce.

A very late Selina Bunbury title. Not in Sadleir; this title neither in the Wolff collection nor recorded in the listing he gives of her other known works; COPAC records the British Library, Oxford, Cambridge, and National Library of Scotland copies only.

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BUNTLINE (Ned [i.e., Edward Zane Carroll Judson].). Thayendanegea, The scourge; Or, The war-eagle of the Mohawks. Beadle and Company, London: 44, Paternoster Row; New York: 141, William Street, N.D. [c.1858]. Double f'cap 16mo; half-title not called for; pp.128; orange wrappers, cut flush, printed in black, with publisher's advertisements on inside and back covers; issued without end-papers. Paper covering of spine somewhat chipped and worn; a few extreme corner tips turned; but given the age and nature of the volume, a nice copy.

Issued as No.3 in the series ‘Beadle's Sixpenny Tales'. The wrappers advertise No.4, ‘Hunting Adventures in the Northern Wilds' by S.N. Hammond, as ‘Ready June 15th' and No.2, ‘Madge Wylde; Or, Lights and Shadows of Orphan Life', as ‘Ready March 15th'. Also advertised are ‘King Barnaby; Or, The maidens of the forest', as ‘Ready May 1st', and ‘The Forest Spy: A Romance of the war of 1812' by Edward S. Ellis, as ‘Ready June 1st', being numbers 15 and 16 respectively in another series, ‘Beadles American Sixpenny Library'. Neither series is in Sadleir.

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BURCHELL (Sidney Herbert). Daniel Herrick: A Romance of a News-writer. Gay and Bird, 22 Bedford Street, Strand, 1900. Sm.cr.8vo; half-title not called for; author's Note leaf at end; pp.[iii]-[viii]+380; olive green coarse morocco cloth, elaborately blocked and lettered black on front cover, lettered gilt on spine; fore-edges mainly trimmed; poor quality end-papers. End-papers embrowned, with offsetting onto facing pages; otherwise a fine copy.

Issued in the series ‘Old London Novels', a fact stated only on the covers. A historical novel, set in the time of Charles II. Nield, 4th edition, p.69. The absence of a half-title, which has certainly never been present in this copy, is somewhat puzzling, since it is both allowed for in the pagination, and in the imposition of the volume would have completed a half sheet - unless the prelims., of course, were in fact printed ‘twelve up'. Not in Sadleir or Wolff.

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[BURDON (Hannah D.).]. The Ward of the crown. A historical novel. By the author of "Seymour of Sudley," "The Pope and the Actor," "The Forester's Daughter." In three volumes. T.C. Newby, 72, Mortimer Street., Cavendish Sq., 1845. 3 Vols., lge.12mo; half-titles not present, and probably not called for, the title-leaves having possibly been printed as part of the final gathering in each volume; contemporary half rose calf, marbled sides, black spine labels, sprinkled burnished edges. End-papers foxed; neat contemporary ownership stamp on upper margin of title in each volume; otherwise a very nice copy.

Not in Sadleir or Summers; Block, p.30. In this copy the numeral ‘5' of sig.'C5' is lacking in volume one.

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BURGESS (J.J. Haldane, M.A.). Lowra Biglan's mutch. A Shetland novelette. The Leonards, Kirkwall, 1896. Short cr.8vo in half sheets, wire stabbed; half-title not present (the title being here a single inset); 10pp. local commercial advertisements, followed by Index to Advertisers leaf at end; pp.[ii]+[60 (last page blank)]+lxi-lxx+[2 (last page blank)]; tipped into old thin boards covered with brown paper, lettered by hand on front cover; made up with paste-downs, but no free end-papers. Title page foxed and somewhat dusty; staples rusted with slight staining; otherwise nice. Scarce.

Not in Sadleir or Wolff. Short stories, interspersed with brief poems.

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BURNAND (F.A.). Happy-thought Hall. Illustrated by the Author. London: Bradbury, Evans, & Co., 10, Bouverie Street, E.C., 1872. Super roy.16mo in half sheets; blank before half-title; title-page printed in cerise and black; numerous illustrations in text; bevelled white paper covered boards printed in cerise and black with a design by ‘Luke Limner' (John Leighton); end-papers coated dark iron grey. Neatly rebacked, with remains of backstrip laid on; boards a little rubbed and dusty, worn at edges, and paper covering chipped slightly on one back corner; slight staining of end-papers; otherwise a nice copy of a delicate book.

Not in Sadleir; this title not in Wolff.

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BURNAND (F.C). MoKeanna! A treble temptation. &c., &c., &c. London: Bradbury, Agnew, & Co., 10, Bouverie St., 1873. Roy.16mo in half sheets; final blank; pp.[viii]+270+[ii]; four tipped in double-spread folding wood-engraved plates; diagonally fine-ribbed light cerise cloth, ruled blind on back cover, black on spine, ruled, blocked, and lettered black on front cover, lettered gilt on spine; end-papers coated peach. Pressure crease affecting front paste-down; a little light dusting passim; otherwise nice.

One of two variant bindings, identical apart from the spine lettering. The present copy is lettered across the spine in eight lines: ‘MO / KEANNA / !!! / A / TREBLE / TEMPTATION / BY / F.C. BURNAND.', whilst the other issue is up-lettered simply ‘MOKEANNA!' The present issue is in our experience by far the scarcer, but we are unable to offer a guess as to precedence. Four burlesque short stories, poking fun at Wilkie Collins, M.E. Braddon, the Dickens Christmas numbers of Household Words, and in particular Charles Reade, the titles of two of the pieces, ‘A Treble Temptation' and ‘Chikkin Hazard' referring to those of Reade's novel ‘A Terrible Temptation' and the Reade and Boucicault novel ‘Foul Play'. The first two plates are signed respectively ‘D.M.', and with Millais' monogram ‘J.M.'; the last two are unsigned but in the comic style of T. Morten. This title not in Sadleir or Wolff, though a late reprint of one of the four stories is listed as Sadleir, 3648/4 and Wolff, 993.

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BURNAND (F.C). MoKeanna! A treble temptation. &c., &c., &c. London: Bradbury, Agnew, & Co., 10, Bouverie St., 1873. Roy.16mo in half sheets; final blank; pp.[viii]+270+[ii]; four tipped in double-spread folding wood-engraved plates; diagonally fine-ribbed light cerise cloth, ruled blind on back cover, black on spine, ruled, blocked, and lettered black on front cover, lettered gilt up spine; end-papers coated peach; binder's ticket of Leighton Son and Hodge on back end-paper. Three insignificant marks on covers; otherwise fine.

One of two variant bindings, identical apart from the spine lettering. The present copy is up-lettered simply ‘MOKEANNA!', whilst the other issue is lettered across the spine in eight lines: ‘MO / KEANNA / !!! / A / TREBLE / TEMPTATION / BY / F.C. BURNAND.' The present issue is in our experience the commoner, but we are unable to offer a guess as to precedence. Four burlesque short stories, poking fun at Wilkie Collins, M.E. Braddon, the Dickens Christmas numbers of Household Words, and in particular Charles Reade, the titles of two of the pieces, ‘A Treble Temptation' and ‘Chikkin Hazard' referring to those of Reade's novel ‘A Terrible Temptation' and the Reade and Boucicault novel ‘Foul Play'. The first two plates are signed respectively ‘D.M.', and with Millais' monogram ‘J.M.'; the last two are unsigned but in the comic style of T. Morten. This title not in Sadleir or Wolff, though a late reprint of one of the four stories is listed as Sadleir, 3648/4 and Wolff, 993.

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BURNAND (F.C.). About Buying a Horse &c. &c. Occasional happy thoughts. - I. London: Bradbury, Agnew, & Co., 9, Bouverie St., 1875. Med.16mo in half sheets; pp.xii+291+[i (blank)]; reddish brown diagonally very fine ribbed cloth, ruled blind on back cover, ruled, blocked, and lettered black on front cover, ruled black, lettered black and gilt on spine. Nice copy.

Issued as the first, and apparently the only, volume of a proposed series, ‘Occasional Happy Thoughts' - and bound in series style!

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BURNAND (F.C.). The [underlined twice] Ride to Khiva. From "Punch." By F.C. Burnand, Author of "Happy Thoughts," "More Happy Thoughts," "Happy-thought Hall," etc. London: Bradbury, Agnew, & Co., 8, 9, 10, Bouverie Street, 1877. Pott 8vo; half-title present; pp.[x]+113+[i (blank)]; contemporary slate-purple morocco binder's cloth, ruled blind on sides, ruled and up-lettered gilt on spine. Fine copy.

The volume the success of which was precursive of the "Our Novel Shilling Series" of the following year. Issued originally in cream paper wrappers, traces of which are here visible at the spine edge of the half-title and terminal blank page. A burlesque of Captain F. Burnaby's work of almost the same name published in 1876. Sadleir, 3648 refers, though he did not have a copy; this title not in Wolff.

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BURNAND (F.C.). "Our novel shilling series." Strapmore! A Romance by Weeder, Author of "Folly and Farini," "Under Two Rags," "'Arryadnn'ty," "Chuck," "Two Little Wooden Jews," "Nicotine," "A Horse With Glanders," "In Somers Town," "Shamdross," Etc., etc. By F.C. Burnand. Author of "Happy thoughts," "The [underlined] Ride to Khiva," "The new Sandford and Merton," etc. London: Bradbury, Agnew, & Co., 8, 9, 10, Bouverie Street, 1878. Pott 8vo; half-title present; 6pp. integral advertisements at end; pp.[viii]+114+[vi]; contemporary quarter red fine morocco binder's cloth, ruled blind, up-lettered gilt on spine, marbled sides. Fine copy.

The first title in the series, and a travesty of course of Ouida's novel ‘Strathmore'. Issued originally in glazed paper boards. Sadleir, 3648/1; this title not in Wolff.

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BURNAND (F.C.). "Our novel shilling series." One-and-Three! By (that distinguished French Novelist), Fictor Nogo. By F.C. Burnand. Author of "Happy thoughts," "The [underlined] Ride to Khiva," "The new Sandford and Merton," "Strapmore," etc. London: Bradbury, Agnew, & Co., 8, 9, 10, Bouverie Street, 1878. Pott 8vo; half-title present; 8pp. integral advertisements at end; pp.[viii]+112+[viii]; contemporary quarter red fine morocco binder's cloth, ruled blind, lettered gilt on spine, marbled sides. Last gathering of text badly opened, with some marginal chipping to three leaves; otherwise a fine copy.

The second title in the series, and a travesty of course of Hugo's novel ‘Ninety-three'. Issued originally in glazed paper boards. Sadleir, 3648/2; this title not in Wolff.

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BURNAND (F.C.). "Our novel shilling series." Gone Wrong. A New Novel. By Miss Rhody Dendron, Authoress of "Cometh Down like a Shower," "Red in the Nose is She," "Good! Buy Sweet Tart!" "Not Slily, But don't Tell." By F.C. Burnand. Author of "Happy thoughts," "More happy thoughts," "The new Sandford and Merton," etc. London: Bradbury, Agnew, & Co., 8, 9, 10, Bouverie Street, 1881. Pott 8vo; half-title present; pp.[viii]+99+[i (blank)]; contemporary slate-purple morocco binder's cloth, ruled blind on sides, ruled and up-lettered gilt on spine. Fine copy.

The last title in the series, and a travesty of course of the Rhoda Broughton novel. Issued originally in glazed paper boards. Sadleir, 3648/5; this title not in Wolff. Bound up without the 20pp. integral advertisements at the end called for by Sadleir. Sadleir in error transcribes ‘Silly' for ‘Slily' in the list of Miss Dendron's books.

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BURNETT (Frances Hodgson). Little Lord Fauntleroy. Frederick Warne and Co., 1886. Med.8vo; frontispiece with tissue guard, and numerous illustrations on text-paper by Reginald B. Birch; 2pp. integral advertisements at end; bevelled diagonally fine ribbed fawn cloth ruled and blocked with publisher's monogram device blind on back cover, blocked gilt, black and brown, lettered black and black outlined gilt on front cover, lettered and blocked black and gilt on spine. Gilt and enamel fading on spine, and cloth neatly restored at head and tail; end-papers renewed; neat ownership inscription on half-title page; a little scattered foxing; in general a nice copy, nonetheless.

First English edition. Blanck 2064 refers, but seems not to have examined the volume. According to the copyright page ‘Entered at Stationers' Hall, November 9, 1886.' The American edition was published on Oct.7th.

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BURNETT (Frances Hodgson). Little Saint Elizabeth And other Stories. Illustrated by R.B. Birch, Alfred Brennan, and O.A. Frederick Warne and Co., N.D. [1890, i.e., December, 1889]. Frontispiece with tissue guard, sixteen full-page plates, and other illustrations in the text; white end-papers printed in brown. Spine darkened and a little rubbed; covers otherwise very slightly dull; internally nice.

Blanck, 2076, failing to locate a copy and merely postulating the imprint, etc.; Osborne Collection, p.329. Precedes the American edition by almost four months.

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BURNETT (Mrs. Frances Hodgson). Dolly. A love story. With illustrations by Hal Ludlow. London: Frederick Warne & Co., Bedford Street, Strand, 1892, (All rights reserved.) Imp.16mo in half-sheets; half-tone frontispiece and numerous illustrations on text-paper; pp.[xii (including frontispiece)]+324 (including unbacked illustrations); diagonally very fine ribbed sky-blue cloth, blocked black, grey-green, and gilt, lettered black and black-outlined gilt on front cover and spine, lettered gilt on spine; end-papers printed with publisher's monogram device in grey. Spine and edges of covers very slightly faded; backs of end-papers foxed, with slight offsetting onto half-title and back of frontispiece; otherwise a nice copy.

The first Warne, and apparently first illustrated, edition, of a book originally published in America in 1877, and in England by Routledge in 1878. Blanck, 2037, refers but gives no details. According to Blanck, this edition follows the original text of 1877, not the revised text published in America by Scribners in 1884 under the title ‘Vagabondia'.

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BURNETT (Frances Hodgson). Giovanni and the Other: Children who have made Stories. New York, Charles Scribner's Sons, 1892. Lge.Sq.8vo; frontispiece with tissue guard, and eight plates by R.B. Birch; pale olive green buckram, blocked and lettered in gilt, dark green, and purple on spine and front cover; end-papers coated light olive brown. Spine a trifle rubbed and dull; otherwise a fine copy.

Blanck, 2082, leaving out the colon in the title, which makes nonsense of it: first American edition and first edition under this title of a book issued in England in December 1891 as ‘Children I have known, and Giovanni and the Other'. This American edition adds one extra story.

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BURNETT (Mrs. F[rances]. H[odgson].). The one I knew the best Of all. With illustrations by Reginald Birch. London, Frederick Warne and Co., Bedford Street, Strand, 1893, (All rights reserved). Demy 8vo; frontispiece on text-paper, included in the pagination, and numerous illustrations in text; 4pp. integral advertisements at end; pp.[xvi]+292+4; bevelled diagonally very fine ribbed light sea-green cloth, blocked bright and matt gilt, milk chocolate, and black, pressed out with three blind and two sand-textured panels, embossed gilt and black, lettered black and bright-gilt-shadowed black, on front cover, blocked and lettered gilt and black, lettered black-shadowed gilt, on spine; end-papers printed with small buttercup pattern in brown. Small, insignificant mark on back cover; edges, early prelims., and last leaf of advertisements foxed; otherwise a fine bright copy.

A fine example of period cloth, sumptuously produced. Blanck, 2084, refers, but gives no details. Probably published a day or two after the American edition, though it may have appeared simultaneously with it. There are at least two variant bindings, identical but for the end-papers and the colour of the cloth: the other being in a similar light grey cloth, the end-papers printed with a leaf pattern in lime-green.

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BURNETT (Mrs. F[rances]. H[odgson].). The one I knew the best Of all. With illustrations by Reginald Birch. London, Frederick Warne and Co., Bedford Street, Strand, 1893, (All rights reserved). Demy 8vo; frontispiece on text-paper, included in the pagination, and numerous illustrations in text; 4pp. integral advertisements at end; pp.[xvi]+292+4; bevelled diagonally very fine ribbed light grey cloth, blocked bright and matt gilt, milk chocolate, and black, pressed out with three blind and two sand-textured panels, embossed gilt and black, lettered black and bright-gilt-shadowed black, on front cover, blocked and lettered gilt and black, lettered black-shadowed gilt, on spine; end-papers printed with leaf pattern in lime-green. Spine dull, sides slightly so; inscription dated ‘1897' on back of front end-paper; otherwise a nice copy.

Blanck, 2084, refers, but gives no details. Probably published a day or two after the American edition, though it may have appeared simultaneously with it. There are at least two variant bindings, identical but for the end-papers and the colour of the cloth: the other being in a similar light sea-green cloth, the end-papers printed with a small buttercup pattern in brown. In view of the inscription in the present copy, we assume it to be the later variant.

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BURNETT (Frances Hodgson). Mrs. Burnett's Earlier Stories. The tide On the Moaning Bar. By Frances Hodgson Burnett, Author of "A Fair Barbarian," "That Lass o'Lowrie's," "Little Lord Fauntleroy," etc. etc. London: Frederick Warne and Co., Bedford Street, Strand. (All rights reserved.), N.D. [?1891]. Globe 8vo; half-title not called for; pp.158; reddish brown inverted crushed morocco cloth, blocked with publisher's monogram shield device blind on back cover, blocked with author's monogram, ruled, and lettered, black on front cover, ruled and lettered gilt on spine; end-papers printed with reversed-out publisher's monogram pattern in light green. Light rubber-stamps and neat ink notes on front end-paper (v. note); otherwise a brilliantly fine, crisp, copy. Rare.

Includes two stories: ‘The Tide on the Moaning Bar', and ‘A Quiet Life', both originally published in Philadelphia in ‘Peterson's Magazine' and reprinted from that as a volume, also by Peterson, in 1878. An English edition was published by Routledge in 1879. The publisher's file copy, with their ‘Property Room' stamp in red on the front end-paper, an ink note, also in red indicating that the plates were scheduled for melting as of 17/3/31 (this crossed through in the same ink), and a further note, in black ink supplemented by a rubber-stamp, stating that the plates were finally condemned to be melted on the 12th July 1937. Loosely laid in is a complete card wrapper printed by Edmund Evans, also, except for a crease where the spine has been crumpled, in fine, crisp, state, disbound from a paper-back edition. An advertisement on the inside front wrapper of this is dated 1893, and suggests a year for its intended issue. The pictorial front wrapper (which may duplicate the dust-wrapper of the cloth edition) is printed lithographically in red, brown, and shades of green, and lettered in brown and red-cased brown; the spine is printed with a light green marbling and up-lettered in brown, the back cover with an advertisement for Pears soap in brown on the same marbled ground, the inside front wrapper with an advertisement in black for Mellin's Food (attested by a dated note from the Empress of Germany), the inside back wrapper with advertisements in black for Dr. J. Collis Browne's Chlorodyne, and for Whelpton's Pills. Despite the apparent existence of two issues, and the fact that the plates were not melted until 1937, this title remains something of a mystery: it is not recorded in the British or London Library catalogues, COPAC, or NSTC; Blanck records only the Peterson edition of 1878 (v. Blanck, 2042). It was also probably included in either the first or the second series of ‘Earlier Stories' published in an authorised edition in America by Scribners in 1891 (Blanck, 2078 - 9) - and it is from this that we have guessed the date of the English printing, as Warne's tended to issue Mrs. Burnett's works either simultaneously with or a little in advance of the American editions in order to secure the English copyrights. They were, of course, by then her regular publishers. Blanck records that the two American volumes, however, are entirely reprints of earlier material, whereas the present volume includes a two page Preface written especially for the reprint edition, detailing the reasons which have led Mrs. Burnett to authorise it, and which, unless Blanck is in error, appears not to have made its way into the American collections. One would assume from the present printing that it was intended to be part of a series of individual novelettes bearing the general title ‘Mrs. Burnette's Earlier Stories', this format being preferred by Warne's to the two volume American format, but there is no evidence of any other of her early novelettes having been produced in such a way. Neither was a collective edition issued in England. A further oddity of the volume is that is contains no printer's imprint, which was a legal requirement in Great Britain for published books - though this may merely have been an oversight. Given that the present copy comes from a publisher's source, we are inclined to hypothesise that it may perhaps be a proof, and part of an abandoned project of which the 1893 paperback represents a further aborted flowering. The reason for abandonment may well have been that Routledge claimed the British copyright on the basis of their 1879 printing, which Warne's may well not have known about when they began the venture. This also might have discouraged them from printing other titles.

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BURNETT (Frances Hodgson). Two little Pilgrims' progress: A Story of the City Beautiful. With illustrations by R.W. Macbeth, A.R.A. London, Frederick Warne and Co., Bedford Street, Strand, 1895, (All Rights Reserved). Pott 4to; half-tone frontispiece and three plates with tissue guards; eight illustrations in text; pp.215+[i (blank)]; diagonally very fine ribbed moss-green cloth, elaborately blocked black and gilt, lettered gilt, on front cover and spine, lettered black-shadowed gilt on front cover; a.e.g.; end-papers printed with publisher's monogram pattern in yellow-ochre. Ownership inscription dated ‘December 27.1895' on half-title; a little scattered foxing; otherwise a brilliantly fine copy.

A superb example of period cloth, the covers in fine state. Blanck, 2088, refers but gives no details. Apparently published about November 16th. The American edition was published on October 12th.

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BURRAGE (E. Harcourt). The Twin Castaways. Thomas Nelson and Sons, London, Edinburgh, and New York, 1900 [i.e., October, 1899]. Globe 8vo; blank before half-title; half-tone frontispiece and conjugate illustrated title-page, with tissue guard, precede letterpress title-page; pp.328; chalk-blue buckram, ruled and blocked with publisher's monogram device blind on back cover, ruled black, blocked black and cream, lettered black and gilt, on front cover, ruled gilt, blocked black, cream, and gilt, lettered gilt, embossed black through gilt, on spine; end-papers printed florally in grey. Gilt slightly rubbed on spine, and spine a little dull; otherwise a very nice copy.

Not in Sadleir; this title not in Wolff.

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[BURTON (Sir Richard F.).]. The gulistân Or Rose garden of Sa'di Faithfully translated into English. Printed by the Kama Shastra Society for Private Subscribers only, Benares, 1888. Half-title not called for; final blank; pp.viii+282+[ii]; publisher's bevelled full vellum, ruled blind on sides, ruled and lettered gilt on spine; a.e uncut. Slight foxing of vellum; otherwise a fine copy.

Printed throughout upon fine cream laid paper. The very scarce correct first printing of Burton's translation.

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BURTON (Sir Richard). Il pentamerone; or, the tale of tales. Being a trans- Lation by the late Sir Richard Burton, K.C.M.G., of Il pentamerone overo lo Cunto de li cunte, trat- Tenemientode li peccerille, Of Giovanni Battista Basile, Count of Torone (Gian Alessio Abbattutis). In two volumes. Henry and Co., Bouverie Street, E.C., 1893. 2 Vols., Imperial 8vo; half-title, limitation on verso, in each volume; black buckram lettered gilt on spine and front cover; a.e. uncut. Head and tail of spines slightly frayed; back end-papers a little foxed; otherwise a fine copy.

One of an edition limited to 165 numbered copies. Printed on Dutch hand-made paper.

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BUTT (The Rev. George) and SHERWOOD (Mrs. [Mary Martha]). The Spanish daughter. By The Rev. George Butt, Late Chaplain in Ordinary to His Majesty; Revised and corrected [completed] by his daughter, Mrs. Sherwood, Author of "Stories on the Church Catechism," "The Fairchild Family," &c. &c. In two volumes. Vol.I [II]. London: Published by Knight and Lacey, 24, Paternoster-row [Paternoster Row]; And M.A. Nattali. Tavistock-street [Tavistock Street], Covent-garden [Covent Garden], 1824. Extra cr.8vo; half-title not called for in volume one, not present, possibly not called for, in volume two; integral leaf of advertisements of "Works published by M.A. Nattali, 24, Tavistock Street" at end of volume one; final blank in volume two; pp.xxiv+217+[i (blank)]+[ii (verso blank)]; [ii]+222+[ii]; original quarter drab paper covered boards, saxe-blue paper covered sides, paper spine labels; a.e. uncut. Paper covering of boards a little chipped and stained, and boards a little rubbed and worn at edges of spine and corners; lacking one label; end-papers in volume two foxed and damp-stained; otherwise a nice copy.

Not in Sadleir, Wolff, or CBEL; Block, p.32, citing the British Library copy only. Printed by "Shackell and Arrowsmith, Johnson's Court, Fleet Street", this firm being possibly the earliest precursor of the firm of J.W. Arrowsmith, who were to become so important as book publishers and printers in the last two decades of the century. The evident error ‘corrected' for ‘completed' on the title-page of volume one (itself corrected in volume two) may be indicative of an early state of text, as may also the hyphenated street names, a style that was dropped, as indicated, in the second volume. George Butt's only novel, left unfinished at his death in September 1795, the year after his daughter published her own first novel. It is here both first completed and first published. Pp.[iii]-xxiv in volume one are occupied by Mrs. Sherwood's memoir of her father.

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